CONSCIOUSNESS AND RESPONSIBILITY IN THE AGE OF PROPAGANDA AND GENOCIDE:
A Workshop with Mr. Keith Harmon Snow
Thursday, March 19, 2009
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Castleman Room 212
How does the mass media operate? How does one interpret information and determine if, when and how the news is slanted? How do you “read” information that passes your way? What is the value of information and when is information being used against us? Should one be reading the mass media at all?
Join Keith Harmon Snow for a workshop exploring the western mass media system. Using specific case studies based in his human rights work and media analyses, Keith will offer insights into the media, including structural deceptions, political agendas, racial biases, stereotypes and corporate seductions. The workshop will address ethical and moral issues and will challenge participants to evaluate truth, justice, equality and what it means to pursue right livelihood in the present era.
Keith Harmon Snow is the 2009 Regent’s Lecturer in Law & Society at the University of California Santa Barbara. Over the past decade, he has been recognized for his work in contesting official narratives on war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. He has also worked as a genocide investigator for the United Nations.
Please visit www.unescochair.uconn.edu for more information, or call 486.0647.